5 Best Beginner Dirtbikes for Adults: Trailbikes You Can Learn On and Keep

Some riders don’t experience their first dirt ride as kids. Here’s our list of the five best beginner dirtbikes for adult riders. Give one a try.

Kawasaki KLX230R – $4,399

The all-new 2020 Kawasaki KLX230R slides in as a great option for anyone looking for a full-size dirtbike with approachability in terms of power delivery and maintenance. The new KLX230R uses a brand new 233cc SOHC air-cooled Single-cylinder engine that features fuel-injection (a first on this list) and is stirred to life with the push of a button. The KLX230R delivers a comfortable and relaxed ride so new riders can focus on the fundamentals of learning to ride off-road. On the spec sheet, the 36.2-inch seat height can sound intimidating, though the shock settles a fair bit when the bike is mounted. You also receive a respectable 11.8 inches of ground clearance with nearly 10 inches of suspension travel at both ends. Operating the six-speed manual transmission is nearly effortless with light clutch pull and slick gear actuation. What’s more, is that once the rider gains experience, this a dirtbike you can grow with that you won’t tire of quickly. A great new option added to a pool of fantastic beginner bikes for those looking to get started off-road. 

Kawasaki KLX230R Review – First Ride

For more information on the Kawasaki KLX230R, visit www.kawasaki.com.